chostrocondritis help/cure

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   Posted 9/20/2009 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had this for some time. One day it is fine, the next the pain is awful. I get it alot after sports activity on either side of breast bone. Ice or heat works for a while, advil helps some. I have tried stretching, weights to build up, and nothign is a "cure all". Does anyone have any ideas as to what will finally get rid of this? It hurts to the touch when it is at it's worst.
I had this when I was much younger but not to this degree. Then it seemed to go away.

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   Posted 9/20/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
My sternum has been sore to the touch for two years, since the first time I got costo, and any kind of stress on the ribs will cause a flare up. I can't take anything for inflammation so I use lidoderm patches for the worse areas and heat til it is gone.
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   Posted 9/20/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   

My costo comes and goes.  It's bad when it hurts to breathe.  I use ibuprofen with food to help it.  If there was a cure, we wouldn't be talking about it now!  LOL

Here is a link that might help you.


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